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Herbie's Shepherds Hut

(Ref. 1121424)

Bottesford near Redmile and Vale of Belvoir, Leicestershire Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio

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27 Customer Reviews


    ! I was looking for a special weekend away for my boyfriend’s birthday present and I came across Herbie hut at Shepard's lodges. It had everything we were looking for. It has a lovely log fire, heated hot tub so you can watch the stars at night but also feel like you’re getting the proper camping experience. Stunning countryside views, fantastic pubs, restaurants and attractions to see near by, hut itself is beautiful and cozy and comes with everything you need for a lovely stay. Chris the owner and his partner Helen were so welcoming and helped us out where we needed, they were such nice hosts. We both instantly felt so at home and relaxed and it just made our weekend even better. Chris and Helen also has some lovely pets that are on the land and I loved it as I’m a huge animal person. It’s just an all round lovely atmosphere. We loved every second and we are definitely coming back for another relaxing getaway. It was absolutely perfect thank you Chris and Helen. From Beth and Dan- Herbie Hut (Derby couple) :)

    Thanks so much for your lovely words we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us Chris and Helen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Beth5.0May 2024

  • "It was a lovely location with plenty of places to visit nearby."

    Hot tub was great once it got up to temp which for us took a lot longer then the 2 - 2.5 hrs stated in the information book. Generally the hut was a lovely stay and would recommend to others. Thanks

    It was a pleasure to meet you both and that you enjoyed your time at shepherds lodge Chris and Helen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charles4.1Apr 2024

  • "Such an amazing place to stay, couldn't ask for a better experience."

    Chris was so welcoming and helpful with setting the hot tub going for us and had a lovely chat with him. Would recommend to anyone for a perfect retreat location. 10/10!

    So pleased you both enjoyed your stay at shepherds lodge it was lovely to meet you.and look forward to welcoming you back Chris and Helen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Mar 2024

  • "Great couples weekend away,the facilities where like staying in a big hotel room with the comfiest bed,with a loverly hot tub."

    Will definitely be staying again with friends and family in the orther huts.Definitely recommend

    Thanks so much for your lovely feedback looking forward to seeing you soon Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard4.1Feb 2024

  • "Beautiful lodge and surrounding scenery overlooking a lake with ducks in."

    Feels very private, lodges are well spaced apart, and a wooden fencing to give your privacy whilst in the hot tub! The lodge itself feels so cosy, as it was such a lovely touch with the little lights in the ceiling above the bed. We loved it! The hot tub was a perfect size for a coupe, however empty on arrival, therefore, we had to fill it up from the hose, it took a whole day/ evening and a lot of logs to heat it up to the right temperature, meaning we missed a day/ evening to be able to go in it :( We had to keep the fire going throughout the night, which means the next morning it was warm enough that it only took a hour to get it to the right temperature :) ! Once it was hot enough it was so lovely and relaxing and it held its heat in really well!! We loved it- even went in it in the rain! We loved our stay here and would recommend it to everyone who’s looking for a quiet, calming, relaxing time away :) Would definitely come again!

    So pleased you had a wonderful time with us at shepherds lodge and enjoyed your stay From all at shepherds lodge Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jack4.7Feb 2024

  • "Amazing time here."

    So beautiful and peaceful! The owner is lovely and very helpful! Cannot wait to return!!! Xxx

    Really pleased you enjoyed your time with us Kind regards Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by Blythe5.0Feb 2024

  • "Everything was perfect, just as detailed, owners were really friendly & helpful."

    Couldn’t recommend enough. Only thing I would say is wellies are a must & pack light.

    Thanks so much for your lovely comments Regards Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by Donna4.7Dec 2023

  • "Chris and Helen were super polite and kind."

    They helped out when I had any questions especially about local places to eat and were always available. The hut was amazingly maintained with a wonderful view. The hot tub was definitely lovely in a cold December night. I 100% will be returning here in the future.

    It was lovely to meet you both and so happy that you both had a wonderful time with us Regards Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by Oliver5.0Dec 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic stay!"

    Cannot wait to stay again! Bed was super comfy and cosy! The shepherds hurts and really made to wow! Just a perfect long weekend break!

    Thanks so much for your lovely feedback Regards Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roberta5.0Dec 2023

  • "A great place to spend a couple of days/nights decompressing."

    We went for a walk to the The Windmill Inn down the road, which was really nice. Also treated ourselves to a takeaway from Mr Man and Mr Pang's Chinese takeaway (which included a painless delivery considering the location). Other than that, we relaxed in the hut, took a dip in the hot tub and just relaxed in the tranquil setting. I'm sure we'll be back for another visit.

    Lovely to hear you had a relaxing stay with us look forward to welcoming you back Chris and Helen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Guy5.0Nov 2023

  • "I had a 2 night stay at Herbie's and wish I'd booked for longer!"

    The hut was absolutely beautiful and I was in awe of the detail that was included. The bed was quirky, comfortable and beautiful to sleep in! There was absolutely everything needed in a small space, everything had been thought of. The whole hut was so clean. The underfloor heating was also a wonderful addition. Now, the hot tub was incredible! It fitted two adults comfortably and got up to an addictive temperature, I didn't want to get out. I also highly recommend visiting Lisa. I treated myself to a facial and a massage, both of which I'd never had before. Lisa and her pooch Bella made me feel right at home and I left feeling ridiculously relaxed. I'd definitely love to return here. Thank you Chris and Helen for such a lovely stay, you've done an amazing job with the place.

    We are so pleased that you had a wonderful stay at shepherds lodge and look forward to seeing you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Nov 2023

  • "The pictures are more luxurious than the cabin."

    The lake looks on pictures bigger than it is very deceptive the hot tub I would not expect to have to heat it by fire again not listed, parking leads you to believe that it is by the cabin. When arriving in the dark no good sign postage for directions lead us to driving around for 1 1/2 hours. Very expensive for the experience would not book again . 10am is also a very early time for check out

    Reviewed by Kelly1.9Oct 2023

  • "I stayed here for 3 nights with my partner and we enjoyed every minute of it."

    Chris was on hand to help whenever we needed and was really friendly. He offered fantastic advice on local attractions and food places. The Hut was clean and had excellent facilities. The location was peaceful and made for a relaxing break. I definitely recommend this property for any couple looking for a quiet getaway.

    Thank you so much for the lovely feedback. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by George5.0Aug 2023

  • "Chris and his wife where friendly, kind and they where always around if you needed them There three beautiful pups also welcomed us and gave us some good laughs."

    The hut my partner and I stayed in was beautiful it was cute and cozy. Located in the best place with everything round the corner. A fab Chinese takeaway nearby which was amazing would recommend. We had an amazing time. I hope to maybe go back sometime in the future. Thank you both for having us.

    We were really happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Shepherd's Lodge and thank you for taking the time to leave such a nice review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chloe5.0Aug 2023

  • "Me and my partner stayed at Herbie's Hut for 3 nights."

    It was the most relaxing and enjoyable time. Chris was very welcoming, helpful and informative. The hut was cosy, felt like home and had everything we needed. Hot tub was easy to use and such a lovely touch. The views were just beautiful. Looking out onto the pond in the morning with the duckies and horses in the distance, you just can't beat it. Watching the sunset and star gazing in the evening, me and my partner even saw a shooting star on our last night. It is just the perfect place for a getaway. Peaceful, quiet and secluded. Chris has done a wonderful job with the huts and it was so nice to see how passionate he is about his home and grounds. I would recommend this place to everyone. Only downside was having to leave but we cannot wait to come back :D see you again. Hannah and Lewis

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We are so pleased that you had a relaxing time and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely concept, brilliantly executed"

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jul 2023

  • "When we arrived we were greeted by the most polite and well spoken people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting, they showed us to the hut and around the area before letting us settle in."

    The hut itself was situated in the perfect place and as the owner Chris says it definitely was as if the hut was always supposed to be there with how the trees had grown providing the perfect amount of privacy but not obstructing the beautiful view to the pond. The cleanliness was brilliant, everything was tip top! Chris and Helen couldn’t do enough for you! I’ve already recommended 3 people who’ve booked their stays there and I’m currently looking at gathering all my mates to book the whole site! 10/10 definitely should book! Thank you to the wonderful owners for a well needed break away.

    Thank you so much and it was a pleasure meeting you both and we look forward to welcoming you back to shepherds lodge Property Owner

    Reviewed by Levi5.0Jul 2023

  • "Me and my gf really enjoyed our stay at herbie’s hut."

    It had absolutely everything we needed to enjoy a relaxing break away from the busy city. 10/10 would recommend

    Reviewed by Joe4.7Jun 2023

  • "The location is beautiful and the hut is cosy, clean, and well equipped."

    It was easy to find and there is plenty to do from here. Really relaxing and Chris provided a friendly face and warm welcome. Will definitely come again!

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Jun 2023

  • "We stayed at Herbie’s Shepherd’s hut for 2 nights and it will definitely be a place we will be returning too!"

    Chris greeted us outside of the hut and gave recommendations on pubs and local attractions, whilst giving us a talk through on how to use the hot tub and the facilities inside of the hut. I cannot fault his kindness. The pictures really does not give this place justice, it’s so beautiful and relaxing. I would highly recommend if your looking for somewhere that is like home but in a more comforting way.

    Reviewed by Chloe4.7Apr 2023

  • "We stayed at Herbies shepards hut for 3 n8ghts and it was honestly amazing."

    This was a suprise for my girlfriend and she loved it. The hut is clean, has everything you want and the view with a lake is absolutely amazing. The ducks and (dogs) are super cute and there is so much seating and things to observe outside. The owners are lovely and were super helpful. There is so many places to explore and vist all around it really is a little gem. We will be back in the summer!

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Apr 2023

  • "I can honestly say we had an amazing stay at Shepherds Lodge."

    Chris is a really lovely guy and super helpful, makes you feel really welcome. Me and my husband have crazy busy lives with work and family and we don’t really get much time for us, the weekend we spent at shepherds lodge was amazing ,we actually got to have a conversation without loading the washing machine or cooking dinner in between talking. Sitting outdoors you can hear many of the near by farming animals which for us is very different it’s usually transport that we hear when sitting outside trying to relax. The hot tub is fab having to light the logs to get the water to temperature was great fun for my husband, Chris has literally thought of everything there’s a hose incase the hot tub gets too hot ,picturesque outdoor scenery and lighting and inside the hut you will find everything you need it actually feels like home from home. The twinkling lights over the bed are so calming and add that little bit of peacefulness. All in all it was an amazing adventure and will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2023

  • "We have visited and stayed there fir 4 days."

    They said there is parking but there wasn't. Long muddy road to get to the cottege. No any trolley or wheelbarrow to take the our things in the cottege we had to go to the car and back around 5 time to unload the bags and food. Hot top water was very dirty.

    Reviewed by Ahmad2.8Apr 2023

  • "We received a friendly welcome in a stunning environment and perfect accomodation."

    Great for a digital detox and reconnecting with what life's about. We'll miss seeing the duckies passing by at the pond, the Belvoir castle view and the Bottesford townspeople.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a truly wonderful wk end with an experience we will treasure."

    Set in a beautiful village with a cracking local pub, all the locals were very welcoming and fantastic walks around the local countryside. The Hut itself was beautiful, very comfortable and you have everything you need, lovely little finishing touches too. The owner Chris was exceptionally accommodating. We would highly recommend and will visit again very soon.

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Mar 2023

  • "We have just spent a fantastic weekend in Herbies hut & couldn’t recommend it more highly."

    Tucked away around a small lake it’s so peaceful and relaxing. The quality and cleanliness of the hut is exceptional and the little extras in the fridge most welcome! Our hosts couldn’t do enough for us. The hot tub is great fun, even learning to light it and get it up to temperature, then it’s so relaxing, even when it’s 2 degrees outside.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Feb 2023

  • "Stayed here for 2 nights and couldn’t fault it one bit."

    Upon arrival, we were greeted by the two most loveliest people who shown us the property, local pubs and restaurants and made sure we had everything we needed. The property is brand new, extremely clean, really cosy (especially the hot tub) and in an ideal location for a quiet escape. Would definitely recommend this and will be looking to visit again. Thank you both :)

    Elliott, Thank you so much for your feedback, So happy you both had a lovely peaceful time at Shepherds Lodge and look forward to seeing you both again . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elliott Rockell5.0Feb 2023

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  • Single-storey
  • Studio-style layout with double bed, kitchen and dining area with woodburning stove
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Electric underfloor heating
  • Microwave, 2-ring induction hob, fridge with freezer compartment
  • TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Outdoor wood-fired hot tub and fire pit/barbecue, access to a covered Summer House (The Duck Inn) with plenty of seating, hammocks, and a bar area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.4 miles, pub 1.3 miles
  • Note: Guests have access to on-site stables (additional charge if required)
  • Note: There are steps up to the property and bed
  • Note: The owners can arrange on-site treatments including massages and facials
  • Note: This property does not have WiFi
  • Note: Owner does not accept children under the age of 12.

The property

Redmile 1.7 miles.

Herbie’s Hut is a superb shepherd’s hut located in the historic village of Bottesford near Redmile, Leicestershire.

Ideally located for exploring the East Midlands and the popular attractions including Lincoln, Burghley House and the National Trust site of Belton House, and boasting beautiful lakeside views, Herbie’s Hut is a fabulous option for a couple’s getaway.

Upon arrival, you will find two off-road parking spaces, an indulgent hot tub, picnic bench and a fire pit/barbecue with tripod grill, ideal for alfresco dining followed by a soak under the stars in your very own wood-fired hot tub.

Your new home-from-home also benefits from access to on-site stables, a lake and access to a Summer House known at The Duck Inn, featuring plenty of seating, hammocks and a bar with fridge to keep your favourite tipples chilled!

Step into the inviting open-plan living space, featuring windows showcasing wonderful views and sunsets, where you’ll find a well-equipped kitchenette for cooking up your best dishes, ready to enjoy at the dining table for two in front of the alluring woodburning stove.

When sleep calls, retreat to the sumptuous double bed to snuggle up with a good book or catch up on some well-deserved rest.

In the morning, prepare for the day in style in the well-appointed shower room, before heading out to explore.

Experience the best of Leicestershire with a stay at Herbie’s Hut.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1121423, 1119141, and 1141598, together sleeping up to 8 guests.

Shepherd's Lodge

There are beautiful views in all directions and with only four Shepherd Huts, guests can enjoy privacy as well as peace and quiet. Each hut offers an en-suite shower room, double bed, flat screen TV, woodburning stove, underfloor heating and a fully fitted kitchen. Outdoors, guests can take full advantage of the lakeside location courtesy of outdoor furniture, a firepit barbecue and their own wood-fired hot tub. There is also a covered Summer House, the Duck Inn, for guests to use, which has a dining table, plush seating, hammocks, and a bar area with a fridge to keep your drinks cool - the perfect place to sit sipping your favourite tipple whilst watching the sun set. At Shepherd’s Lodge you can enjoy your escape any way you please - simply relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of country life, breath in the fresh air and feed the ducks whilst you watch the kingfishers and other wildlife from the comfort of your Shepherd’s Hut or soak up the atmosphere of the Vale of Belvoir and visit the wonderful local attractions such as Belvoir Castle, the Engine Yard and Hanwell Wine Estate or take your horse for a hack, cycle the stunning countryside or dine in some of the area’s fabulous country pubs and restaurants, including the nearby Windmill Inn, which featured in some scenes of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, in Redmile or the popular 17th-century gastropub of Chequers Inn, which serves great food and is a fine dining restaurant. Also, it would be a shame to miss the Alpaca Centre, a horse drawn carriage ride, clay pigeon shooting or a canal boat trip, all of which are within easy reach. Alternatively, visit some of the fabulous local attractions which include Belvoir Castle, Burghley House, Woolsthorpe Manor - the family home of Sir Isaac Newton or one of the beautiful market towns of Newark, Southwell, Stamford, and Oakham. There are two stables on site, so guests are welcome to bring a horse if they wish and bike storage is also available. There is an extra charge for stable use and bike storage which should be booked in advance if required. The neighbours, Barkestone Vale Equestrian offer our guests ménage use, riding lessons and equine Reiki for an additional fee and The Vale Retreat offers guests a 10% discount on Swedish Massages, Hot Stones, and Reiki. Equestrian and Vale Retreat bookings must be made in advance.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Grantham 9 miles; Nottingham 15 miles

Redmile is a delightful village in Leicestershire, home to over 10 listed buildings including the 13th century St Peter's Church. It is also home to a high-quality and friendly pub/restaurant The Windmill Inn. Nearby is the superb market town of Grantham with its excellent range of amenities, activities and architecture. You can also easily reach the stunning city of Nottingham just 15 miles away, making for an excellent day out. For unforgettable countryside and opportunities for walking and cycling, head to the Peak District National Park for an unforgettable trip.

Note: Owner does not accept children under the age of 12.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas